Lauded by the press for her stunning performance at California’s famed honky-tonk, The Palomino, which re-opened for a special benefit last fall, Alice Wallace showed that she was clearly ready to carry forward the West Coast country legacy that the legendary venue embodied. Pollstar called her stellar moment on the famed stage (which has been described as the Grand Ole Opry West), “shot through with Crystal Gayle’s ache and Linda Ronstadt’s country essence.”
Wallace has been busy touring on the heels of the release of her latest album, Into the Blue, on Rebelle Road Records/JTMMusic in January. And in the coming months, she will be traversing the planet with stops at AmericanaFest in Nashville, in Louisville at the Hometown Rising Festival featuring Luke Bryan, Dwight Yoakam and Little Big Town, in Los Angeles for The Rebelle Roadshow and then a month long European tour in the UK and Spain.
Wallace’s style reflects distinctive musical evolution and places her squarely among a host of West Coast artists who are finding success in the Americana scene with songs that are definitively coastal. The 10 songs (plus a bonus track) on Into the Blue, shine an even brighter light on this Golden State singer, whose luminous voice and soulful, tremulous delivery is reminiscent of classic country icons but imbued with her own vocally rich, modern style.
Wallace’s Into the Blue, is an album that’s both driven and dynamic, it’s a virtual tour de force for an artist whose list of credits and accomplishments include designation as 2017’s “Female Vocalist of the Year” at the California Country Awards and “Best Country/Americana Artist” at the L.A. Music Critic awards.
About her distinctive style, The Aquarian Weekly nails it: “If Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt had a baby, it would grow up to be California troubadour Alice Wallace. Saving Country Music named it “One of the most anticipated releases of 2019”, and American Songwriter joins the chorus, “she’s got the songs, the voice and the determination to make this her life’s work.”
On being on the road non-stop, Alice muses, “In some ways, I wish I had done it sooner,” she says of her decision to pursue her passion for playing music. “But I’m also glad I have the life experience to help fuel my songwriting and survive life on the road.” With Into the Blue, Alice Wallace proves that she’s not only able to survive, but thrive as well.
Into the Blue available on Rebelle Road Records / JTM Music.
Alice Wallace Tour Dates
Tuesday, Sept 10th – 8PM
Americanafest – Official Showcase
True Music Room at Cambria Downtown
118 8th Ave S. 5th floor, Nashville
Thursday, Sept 12th – 2PM
The Palomino Rides Again
The 70th Anniversary of the most important venue
on the west coast to Country/Roots music.
*Official event at AMERICANAFEST, presented by Rebelle Road
American Legion Post 82
3204 Gallatin Pike, Nashville
Saturday, Sept 14th – 1:10PM
Hometown Rising Festival
Boots & Bourbon Stage
Friday, Sept 27th
Rebelle Roadshow at PCH Club
Long Beach, CA
Oct 2 – The Atkinson, Southport
Oct 3 – Silver Dollar Honkytonk at Marr’s Bar, Worcester
Oct 4 – Victoria Hall, Settle
Oct 5 – Woodend Gallery, Scarborough
Oct 6 – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Oct 8 – The Running Horse, Nottingham
Oct 9 – The Hawth, Crawley
Oct 10 – Isis Farmhouse, Oxford
Oct 11 – The Islington, London
Oct 12 – The Prince Albert, Stroud
Oct 13 – Chapel Arts, Bath
Oct 16 – What’s Cookin, Leytonstone
Oct 17 – The Sound Lounge, Sutton
Oct 19 – Kingsmead House Concert, High Wycomben, Spain
Oct 23 – Rocksound, Barcelona
Oct 24 – Café Berlin. Madrid
Oct 25 – Rock & Blues Café, Zaragoza
Oct 26 – El Almacén de Little Bobby, Santander
Oct 27 – Kafe Antzokia – Kutza Beltza, Bilbao